G'day tribe. Couple days ago I posted the first part of the most underrated Premier League midfielders of all-time. I wrote about Danny Murphy most notable for his time at Liverpool. I also wrote about Gareth Barry who made a name for himself at Aston Villa and Manchester City.
Don't forget about Aussie Tim Cahill who is an Everton legend. Here is the final part and the two most underrated midfielders in EPL history.
2. Steed Malbranque
Steed Malbranque is one of the most underrated Premier League midfielders of all time. He earned fan favouritism at Fulham, Tottenham and Sunderland due to his stamina and strong work ethic across the pitch. Even the Prime Minister Tony Blair mentioned on national TV that Malbranque was a player that caught his eye
Malbranque is naturally quiet and unassuming which is why he mostly went under the radar and he was the sort of player that would have to be pushed into giving interviews. He finished with 39 Premier League goals and 55 assists from 336 games.
#FFC #THFC #SAFC pic.twitter.com/qh2wl4zNuX — 24/8 Football (@248Football) March 20, 2020
Source: Originally posted on Twitter by @248Football
1. Ji Sung Park
South Korean Park Ji-Sung is the most underrated Premier League midfielder of all time. He never got the recognition he truly deserved. Ji-Sung had endless stamina in his seven seasons at Manchester United and he won an incredible 95 games in his 154 league appearances for the club.
Park Ji-Sung was a cult hero at the very least and a club legend to many. He had amazing speed, discipline, fitness levels beyond belief, a strong work ethic and was one of the best off the ball. Ji-Sung was also remarkably consistent and played increasingly better the bigger the occasion was.
Top 10 Asian players in the Premier League of all-time, according to @goal:1️⃣ Park Ji-sung 🇰🇷 2️⃣ Son Heung-min 🇰🇷 3️⃣ Shinji Okazaki 🇯🇵 4️⃣ Shinji Kagawa 🇯🇵 5️⃣ Takumi Minamino 🇯🇵 6️⃣ Ali Al-Habsi 🇴🇲 7️⃣ Maya Yoshida 🇯🇵 8️⃣ Lee Chung-yong 🇰🇷 9️⃣ Junichi Inamota 🇯🇵 🔟 Sun Jihai 🇨🇳 pic.twitter.com/Kf9FSrJooO — Matchday365 (@Matchday365) May 25, 2022
Source: Originally posted on Twitter by @Matchday365
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